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Gangs in Moose Jaw -Moose Jaw Times Herald

Last updated at 10:44 AM on 20/09/07

Gangs in Moose Jaw

LACEY SHEPPY
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

Moose Jaw’s street gang problem is slowly getting worse, according to police.

Members of the Native Syndicate and Indian Posse are known to be living on South Hill and in the east part of the city and are responsible for a large portion of the drug trade in Moose Jaw.

“They show up at (downtown bars) around midnight some nights wearing their colours,” said police Chief Terry Coleman. “Here in Saskatchewan, the street gang problem is with Aboriginal street gangs. They’re far more organized and structured than a few years ago.”

http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=64016&sc=3

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Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating -City News

Arrested Caledonia Natives Not Suspected In Home Builder’s Beating

Thursday September 20, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff

It now appears the nine native protestors arrested at a controversial land dispute in Caledonia aren’t suspected of assaulting a local developer. After months of inaction, the OPP moved into an area where the attack took place last week and rounded up the demonstrators. Police say those carted off to jail were offered the choice of leaving the property or being detained. None choose the easier option.

The natives have been embroiled in a protest over the rights to the land since first setting up barriers in February 2006. There have been many skirmishes during that time, but an uneasy peace had descended on the area as the dispute dragged on for more than a year.

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_14952.aspx

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007805 Views

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Band conducts own study -Summerland Review

Band conducts own study

By John Arendt
Sep 20 2007

Gap analysis of proposed golf resort nearing completion

The Penticton Indian Band has been busy conducting a gap analysis of the proposed Summerland Hills Golf Resort.

Band chief Stewart Phillip says the band’s study is reviewing existing reports and identifying work that has not yet been done but is needed.

http://www.summerlandreview.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=104&cat=23&id=1068660&more=0

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007817 Views

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‘How can they ever compensate? -Sudbury Star

‘How can they ever compensate?’; Survivors of residential schools apply for settlement cash

Posted By Rachel Punch
Posted 12 hours ago | Updated 10 hours ago

Barbara Riley was ripped from her Walpole Island home at age 10 and stripped of her Ojibwa culture.

Riley was shipped off to Shingwauk residential school in Sault Ste. Marie, where she says she was subject to physical, mental and sexual abuse.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=701551&

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007747 Views

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Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows -Globe & Mail

Amnesty International calls for end to logging in Grassy Narrows

The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007 at 1:15 PM EDT

TORONTO — Amnesty International says the Grassy Narrows First Nation in northern Ontario has suffered repeated human-rights violations and is calling on the province to respect a proposed moratorium on logging.

In a report released Thursday, the organization argues the province failed to carry out meaningful consultation before licensing large-scale logging activities.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070920.wgrassynarrows0920

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007946 Views

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LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised -Whistler Question

LRMP jurisdictional, recreational issues raised
Indigenous group challenges B.C.’s authority; motor users say Sea to Sky plan ‘devastating’

By Reporter David Burke
Dburke@whistlerquestion.com

Indigenous people from the Mount Currie/D’Arcy area last week challenged the provincial government’s authority to make land-use decisions at an open house for the Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP).

Proponents of motorized recreation in the corridor, meanwhile, said the needs of their sector have been largely overlooked in the latest draft of the plan, with one avid snowmobiler calling the plan “devastating” to the area’s many motorized recreational users.

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison/WQuestion.nsf/WQnews/D5FC11FFB000CC098825735C006CC3D9?OpenDocument

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007758 Views

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Police seek 3 suspects in Caledonia assault -Toronto Star

Sep 20, 2007 05:44 PM
THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALEDONIA, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police issued arrest warrants Thursday for three suspects in an assault at an aboriginal protest site in Caledonia, Ont., that left a man with serious injuries.

Richard Smoke, 18, Byron Powless, 18, and a 15-year-old boy are being sought on charges of assault and break and enter.

http://www.thestar.com/article/258842

by NationTalk on September 21, 2007766 Views

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Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal -CBC

Supreme Court rejects Yukon First Nation’s appeal

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 3:54 PM CT
CBC News

Canada’s highest court dismissed on Thursday a Yukon First Nation’s appeal for a hearing, ending its court battle with the territorial government to outlaw mining in Tombstone Park.

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation in Dawson City, Yukon, took its case to the Supreme Court of Canada after the Yukon Supreme Court and Court of Appeal ruled against it in previous appeals.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/yk-trondek.html

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071021 Views

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Territories prepare for residential school money -CBC

Territories prepare for residential school money

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 12:11 PM CT
CBC News

Northern communities are bracing for an influx of cash expected as the Canadian government begins paying compensation to former residential school students.

“The communities are not ready to deal with this money,” said Suzeh Tsetso, who toured Northwest Territories communities this summer as part of an information campaign on the settlement agreement.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/09/20/north-compensation.html

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FNUniv to Host Business Gala -The Leader-Post

FNUniv to host business gala

Stefan Schussler, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Budding aboriginal entrepreneurs from across Canada will be convening in Regina for the eighth annual E-Spirit Aboriginal Youth Business Plan competition.

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) will host the E-Spirit Awards conference from May 12 to 14, 2008.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=0bcd5e1a-6301-42f3-9a92-b9e0d6c2a802

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007857 Views

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Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare -The Gazette

Inuit fare yields to nutritionist’s nightmare

PEGGY CURRAN, The Gazette
Published: 15 hours ago

The Inuit Health Survey, headed by a McGill University epidemiologist, uses the Amundsen icebreaker as a floating medical centre. Part 6 of our seven-day series, On Thin Ice.

On a Saturday afternoon in summer, the foothills that frame this Inuit village on Quebec’s northernmost coast are dotted with white tufts of Arctic cotton, the purple-pink of dwarf fireweed, crowberries and liverwort and yellow oxytrope. With its beach glass and fossil-crusted stones, the shoreline would be picturesque, too, if it weren’t littered with broken bicycles, Pepsi cans, Gobstopper wrappers and potato chip bags.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=229218f1-f76b-4148-89c2-a8a97a961b46

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007965 Views

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Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter -Globe and Mail

NATIVE RIGHTS
Inuit group looks into alleged sled-dog slaughter

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
September 20, 2007

An Inuit group is investigating for itself a long-standing accusation that RCMP officers slaughtered sled dogs in the 1950s and 1960s to force the animals’ owners to give up their traditional lifestyle.

“Once the truth commission has completed their work, [we’ll] have a clearer picture of what actually happened,” Terry Audla of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070920.DOG20/TPStory/National

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Membertou expands borders -Chronicle Herald

Membertou expands borders
Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau | 4:42 AM

SYDNEY — Membertou suffered mild growing pains Tuesday night, but they could eventually mean more jobs.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted 15-2 to sell 10 hectares of prime real estate between Alexandra Street and Rotary Drive to the First Nation community for its appraised value of $150,000 to $200,000.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/897544.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007704 Views

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Tribal council brings gov’t into casino legal fight -StarPhoenix

Tribal council brings gov’t into casino legal fight

Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Battlefords Tribal Council (BTC) is suing the government of Saskatchewan in an ongoing battle with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) over control of gaming at the Gold Eagle Casino.

The BTC last week filed suit against the FSIN and its chief, Lawrence Joseph, for allowing a new tribal council to take over its role as host tribal council of the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=bf91a477-ee41-4ca0-ae6a-24023c828655

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007757 Views

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Why Ottawa must back pipeline – Financial Post

Why Ottawa must back pipeline
Time to put money where sovereignty mouth is

Diane Francis, Financial Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

In a world of predators and state-owned energy giants, Canada cannot just leave everything up to market forces.

Take Hibernia or Syncrude, for instance. Both projects would never have happened if they hadn’t been backstopped by Ottawa and provincial governments.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=d5f4d37d-41ec-428d-b0b5-a9c2fef945fe

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007806 Views

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Arrests made at Caledonia protest site (CBC)

Charges laid against Caledonia protesters

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2007 | 11:42 AM ET
CBC News

Nine people have been charged with assaulting a police officer, mischief and trespassing after being arrested Wednesday at the site of an aboriginal protest in Caledonia.

The protesters were arrested at a housing development a few kilometres away from the original site occupied by Six Nations protesters nearly two years ago. It is the same location where there was a violent confrontation last week.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/09/20/caledonia-arrests.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071083 Views

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Officers remain on-site in Caledonia – 680 News

Officers remain on-site in Caledonia

Thursday, September 20, 2007 – 08:21 AM
By: Katie Simpson

Caledonia – Police say it will take some time today to process and possibly charge the nine aboriginal protesters they arrested at a housing development in Caledonia.

The Stirling Street housing development was where a man was attacked and beaten by a group of native protesters last week. Six Nations protesters have been occupying the site, claiming the land is theirs.

http://www.680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20070920_082126_4740

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007704 Views

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HIV testing is a start – Winnipeg Free Press

HIV testing is a start

Thu Sep 20 2007

MANITOBA has stepped, long over due, into the modern age of fighting AIDS and HIV. For years the province has bucked the national trend as infections here rose by more than 60 per cent by 2005. On Wednesday, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced anonymous and rapid tests for HIV will be established in Winnipeg and Brandon. The minister cannot stop there.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4042020p-4650665c.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007868 Views

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Chief says jobs are key – Regina Leader-Post

Chief says jobs are key

Anne Kyle, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

The civic leaders of Canada’s capital cities were told Wednesday that aboriginal people want the same thing as their non-aboriginal counterparts — jobs.

Chief Clarence Louie told delegates attending the Canadian Capital Cities Organization conference in Regina that promoting a culture of dependence on social assistance is not the answer if civic leaders want to help aboriginal people become successfully integrated in their cities politically, economically and culturally.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=4dbee993-1e08-43a1-87db-bb44426d3350

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071055 Views

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Hail to the Chief – Regina Leader-Post

Hail to the Chief
Police Chief Cal Johnston will leave on a high after reducing crime in Regina and building community relationships.

The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

When Cal Johnston came “home” to Regina from Calgary nine years ago to become its police chief, he faced some daunting challenges.

The city was at or near the top of every major crime table, from murders to auto theft, the force had 38 fewer officers than a decade earlier and many of its members were unhappy an “outsider” — although born and raised here — had been chosen to lead them.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=fd33515e-7a4d-45fd-953e-a24a2fbbe6b5

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007793 Views

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Native officer’s sacrifice unearthed – Times Colonist

Native officer’s sacrifice unearthed

Jack Knox, Times Colonist
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

They just carved seven more names into the peace officers’ memorial on the legislature lawn.

Were it not for Const. Jonathan Sheldan’s tenacity, it would have been six — and the identity, and sacrifice, of the first aboriginal policeman to die in B.C., and possibly in all of Canada, would never have been known.

It was in 2002, while reading a book on the Royal Navy’s role on the West Coast, that Sheldan stumbled across a passing reference to the 19th-century murder of a native constable.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=5a13d4d4-3931-47eb-93d0-08543f17d129

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007886 Views

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First Nation reclaims traditional Nanaimo land – Times Colonist

First Nation reclaims traditional Nanaimo land

Robert Barron, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

NANAIMO — A small chunk of land in downtown Nanaimo that was once part of a native village was transferred yesterday to a local First Nation.

The Nanaimo Port Authority and the City of Nanaimo handed the land — less than an acre and part of what’s known as the foundry site next to Maffeo-Sutton Park — over to the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=dcdc7f23-336b-4c73-bae2-3fb66bed07a3

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Crash course in cash – Canada.com

Crash course in cash
Workshops are helping survivors handle their pay outs

Kerry Benjoe, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

While residential school survivors have been patiently waiting for the release of the Common Experience Payment forms, the Cowessess First Nation has been actively preparing for a four-day counselling workshop.

On Wednesday, residential school survivors were able to start applying for their share of the $1.9-billion settlement. Today through Saturday, the Provincial Traditional Healing Gathering is to be held at the old RCMP firing range near the Paul Dojack Youth Centre.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=b005cb99-53d5-425d-bb37-994dc173353b&k=47675

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071086 Views

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FSIN to now get bigger share of profits – Regina Leader-Post

FSIN to now get bigger share of profits

Jill Smith, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

SASKATOON — Changes to an agreement with the province mean the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will now receive half of all revenue from the province’s native-run casinos.

Amendments to the gaming framework agreement between the NDP provincial government and FSIN announced Wednesday raise the stakes for Saskatchewan’s First Nations from the previous take of 37.5 per cent.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=63a5b207-6a9c-4b1c-b0b4-03c22c4b25bd

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007987 Views

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Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture – ChronicleHerald.ca

Membertou expands borders
Native community buys 10 hectares from CBRM for business venture

By TERA CAMUS Cape Breton Bureau | 4:42 AM

SYDNEY — Membertou suffered mild growing pains Tuesday night, but they could eventually mean more jobs.

Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted 15-2 to sell 10 hectares of prime real estate between Alexandra Street and Rotary Drive to the First Nation community for its appraised value of $150,000 to $200,000.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/897544.html

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007681 Views

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Guardian Angels look into Brandon – StarPhoenix

Guardian Angels look into Brandon

CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

BRANDON, Man. (CNS) — The Guardian Angels could soon be fighting crime in Brandon, Man.

Guardian Angels founder and president Curtis Sliwa plans to send a delegation to Brandon to discuss setting up a chapter of the controversial crime-fighting group.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=f1401c74-e37d-47ca-a475-b9be1f2585b1

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007812 Views

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Residential school survivors can now apply for cash – CTV.ca

Residential school survivors can now apply for cash

Updated Wed. Sep. 19 2007 6:38 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Aboriginal students who suffered through residential schools can now officially apply for financial compensation under a $2-billion government plan.

Many people have already received a cheque in the mail, Chuck Strahl, the Indian Affairs Minister, said Wednesday at a Winnipeg news conference, launching the payment process. For those who haven’t yet, application forms are readily available at government offices where staff are also on hand to help.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070919/residential_school_070919/20070919?hub=CTVNewsAt11

by NationTalk on September 20, 2007767 Views

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Racist overtones surround residential school payments: National Chief -The Amherst Daily

Racist overtones surround residential school payments: National Chief

TAMARA KING
THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG — Survivors of abuse at Indian residential schools are still facing racism even as they start to apply for compensation promised by the government, Canada’s top aboriginal leader said Wednesday.

Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said he has sensed a ‘‘tune of racism’’ in some of the speculation about how survivors will spend their settlements.

http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=63795&sc=58

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Nine protesters arrested in Caledonia standoff – CTV.ca

Nine protesters arrested in Caledonia standoff

Updated Wed. Sep. 19 2007 8:20 PM ET
The Canadian Press

CALEDONIA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have arrested nine protesters at the site of an aboriginal demonstration at a housing development in Caledonia, Ont.

Six Nations protesters have been occupying the site since last week, claiming the land is theirs.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070919/arrest_Caledonia_070919/20070919?hub=Canada

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More Revenue To First Nations Communities – Saskatoonhomepage.ca

More Revenue To First Nations Communities

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

First Nation communities will be receiving more casino revenues after the FSIN and the Province agreed to amend the Gaming Framework Agreement.

The revenue sharing formula changes so now the First Nations Trust gets 50 percent of the net profits from SIGA casinos, 25 per cent will go to the Province’s General Revenue Fund and the last 25 per cent goes to the Community Development Corporations.

http://www.saskatoonhomepage.ca/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=9&category=21&article=7677&Itemid=86

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071050 Views

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Northgate, Gitxsan respond to joint panel decision – The Interior News

Northgate, Gitxsan respond to joint panel decision

By Thom Barker
11:28:28AM, Sep 19 2007

Neither side in a dispute between mining and First Nations interests sees a joint federal-provincial panel’s recommendation not to approve the Kemess North copper-gold mine as the end.

A response from Northgate Minerals, the applicant of the proposed mine, focussed on the panel’s conclusion that the project would not likely cause significant adverse environmental effects and that Duncan (Amazay) Lake is the only viable waste disposal option. The release also notes the environment ministers for the respective governments could override the recommendation and approve the mine anyway.

http://www.interior-news.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=31&cat=23&id=1068064&more=0

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071083 Views

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Treaty Cuts Into Island Land -Peninsula News

Treaty cuts into island land

Cat George/Peninsula News Review
Peninsula News Review
Sep 19 2007

Sencot’en alliance take court action

The alliance of local Sencot’en speaking peoples, including the Tsartlip, Tsawout and Pauquachin First Nations, are asking the BC Supreme Court to halt progress on the new Tsawwassen Treaty. Harvesting rights in the Tsawwassen Treaty include the southern Gulf Islands, which the Sencot’en claim as their traditional territory under the 1852 Douglas Treaty.

“BC and Canada, we feel, are committing title fraud,” said Eric Pelkey, coordinator for the Sencot’en alliance, which as well as the Peninsula nations, includes the Semiahmoo First Nation in White Rock. “They’re giving ownership of our lands within our territory through the treaty process. The Douglas Treaty of 1852 is still in existence, and the Gulf Islands are part of that.”

http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=24&cat=23&id=1067218&more=0

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Membertou Moving on Expansion Plans -CBC

Membertou moving on expansion plans

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 11:17 AM AT
CBC News

The Membertou First Nation has cleared a hurdle in its plan to buy 10 hectares of land from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for development.

In a 14-2 vote Tuesday night, regional council voted to declare the land adjacent to the First Nation surplus.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/19/membertou-land.html

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Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining -Globe and Mail

Inuit group drops moratorium on uranium mining

BOB WEBER
The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Canada’s main Inuit organization has dropped a long-held moratorium on uranium mining in the Arctic, removing one obstacle to developing potentially rich deposits of the radioactive metal.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which administers the Nunavut land claim, announced yesterday that it was abandoning a moratorium approved by Inuit voters in 1989. The moratorium was put in place after a German company attempted to develop a uranium mine around Baker Lake.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.NUNAVUT19/TPStory/Environment

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Controversial B.C. golf-club deal with natives delayed -Globe and Mail

Controversial B.C. golf-club deal with natives delayed

IAN BAILEY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
September 19, 2007 at 4:46 AM EDT

VANCOUVER — Premier Gordon Campbell says his government will take an extra three months to finalize a deal to cede the University Golf Club in his riding to the urban Musqueam band, according to a participant at the Premier’s first meeting with community representatives on the issue.

The deal had been expected to conclude this month, but the Premier told participants at the Friday gathering in his constituency office that the government hopes to resolve it by the end of December.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070919.wbcmusqueam19/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070919.wbcmusqueam19

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Allstone’s inukshuk reputed to be biggest in the world -King Township Sentinel

Allstone’s inukshuk reputed to be biggest in the world

By Bill Rea

Check out the inukshuk at Allstone Quarry Products on Highway 27 near Schomberg, because you won’t see a bigger one.

Surveyor Zbigniew Zak or MMM Group went aloft in a basket crane (cherry picker) Thursday and verified its height at 11.377 metres at ceremonies marking the effort to get the structure included in the Guinness Book of Records.

http://www.kingsentinel.com/news/2007/0919/news/018.html

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Anti-mine report lauded by NDP, native group -Globe and Mail

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Anti-mine report lauded by NDP, native group

The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Both the NDP and a native group are hailing a recommendation by a government panel not to approve the Kemess North mine in order to protect the nearby Amazay Lake.

Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief David Luggi said the perseverance of the Talka Lake and Tse Keh Nay First Nations means the lake will be saved from destruction.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.BCBRIEFS19-5/TPStory/Environment

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Local film sends a message -Leader-Post

Local film sends a message

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Almost a year ago two budding filmmakers with no budget and borrowed equipment set out to practise their craft.

Helder Mauricio Carvajal, 25, and Peter Brass, 29, who both work in the Indian Communications Arts department at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), shot a short film in the Qu’Appelle Valley.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/arts_life/story.html?id=aa95e5bd-73ef-4476-a6ef-38a1a0985f31

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Native Groups Launch $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Ontario -Ottawa Citizen

Native groups launch $1 billion lawsuit against Ontario

CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OTTAWA – Two First Nations bands have launched a $1-billion lawsuit against Ontario and a $10-million counter-suit against a mining exploration company in an escalating battle over drilling rights on a site near Sharbot Lake, Ont.

The Ardoch and Sharbot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nations allege the province breached their aboriginal rights and failed to consult them before granting mining company Frontenac Ventures drilling rights to land they say belongs to them.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=0d2b5c9c-d121-4412-b61d-065aece5e7a7&k=12608

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Missing woman lost but not forgotten – Terrace Standard

Missing woman lost but not forgotten

Sep 19 2007

FRIDAY MARKS the second anniversary of the disappearance of a local mother.

Tamara Chipman was last seen Sept. 21, 2005 hitchhiking back to Terrace on Hwy16 near the Prince Rupert industrial park after spending several days there visiting her mom and friends.

Despite two searches – one launched by RCMP and a second one by family and friends – Chipman hasn’t been seen since.

http://www.terracestandard.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=33&cat=23&id=1065965&more=0

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‘Day of celebration’ for residential-school survivors -CBC

‘Day of celebration’ for residential-school survivors

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 11:12 AM AT
CBC News

Native survivors of church-run, government-funded residential schools can apply for financial compensation Wednesday, as Canada’s largest-ever class-action settlement comes into effect.

“Today, it means to me that it’s a day of celebration, a day of recognition, a day of acknowledgment,” Assembly of First Nations compensation co-ordinator Jennifer Wood said Wednesday in Winnipeg.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/19/residential-schools.html

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Ontario government pulls out of aboriginal talks (CTV.ca)

Ontario government pulls out of aboriginal talks

Updated Wed. Sep. 19 2007 10:02 AM ET
toronto.ctv.ca

The Ontario government has temporarily suspended talks with Six Nations representatives in response to the severe beating of homebuilder in Caledonia, Ont., last week.

“Ontario considers last week’s confrontation unacceptable. Violence is never a solution to any dispute,” Ontario’s Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs said in a statement released on Tuesday.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070919/ontario_aboriginal_070919/20070919?hub=TopStories&s_name=

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Celebrating 25 years of friendship – Meridian Booster

Celebrating 25 years of friendship
After a quarter-century of promoting cultural awareness, staff at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre invite the public to join in celebrating their success.

Christopher Heffernan
Wednesday September 19, 2007

After a quarter-century of promoting cultural awareness, staff at the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre invite the public to join in celebrating their success.

This Friday, the centre will be holding their 25 anniversary dinner and awards night. Among the main events of the night will be an aboriginal art auction, live music and an awards ceremony giving thanks to some of the centre’s founding members.

http://www.meridianbooster.com/News/339688.html

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Hollow Water First Nation prepare to barricade highway – Winnipeg Sun

Wed, September 19, 2007

Hollow Water First Nation prepare to barricade highway

The residents of Hollow Water First Nation issued this media release at 11 p.m. last night:

We received correspondence from the Province of Manitoba Representatives which by no means addresses the concerns brought forth by the Hollow Water First Nation. Provincial Officials must realize that an area once untouched has now been possibly irreversibly damaged. In an effort to ensure Provincial Officials understand the seriousness of the situation; the Hollow Water First Nation is now prepared to deny access to the 304 Highway. This highway crosses the Hollow Water First Nation’s Traditional Area and provides access to Wanipigow Lake and the Bissett Region. As of 11:00 pm measures have been put in place to provide such a barricade.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/09/19/4508919.html

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Band blocks highway – Winnipeg Free Press

Band blocks highway

Updated at 9:40 AM
By Meghan Hurley

The conflict in Hollow Water First Nation has escalated with band members blocking off access last night to Highway 304, which goes through their traditional land.

“Provincial officials must realize that an area once untouched has now been possible irreversibly damaged,” said a release sent out by the band.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4041219p-4650217c.html

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Colleges get BC cash for aboriginal education – Victoria News

Colleges get B.C. cash for aboriginal education

Sep 19 2007

Three Victoria post–secondary institutions will receive more than $515,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education to develop Aboriginal education projects.

“Contributing to these courses and programs is a top priority for our government,” said Ida Chong, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

http://www.vicnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=36&cat=23&id=1067105&more=0

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Northgate Project Needs First Nations Deal: Miners – Canada.com

Northgate Project Needs First Nations Deal: Miners
Revenue-Sharing

Nathan Vanderklippe, Financial Post
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

VANCOUVER — As First Nations in the mountains of Northern British Columbia celebrated victory over a proposed mine yesterday, mining officials said the apparent failure of Northgate Minerals Corp.’s Kemess North project shows the need for laws that funnel a guaranteed share of the resource revenues into aboriginal coffers.

On Monday, a joint federal-provincial environmental review panel recommended against the $190-million project, which would have extended the life of Northgate’s Kemess South cop-per-gold mine by a decade, saying it is not “in the public interest.”

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=203074c5-3ed6-44a0-b359-cf3e4db84226&k=94942

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Five aboriginals guilty of illegal fishing – Globe and Mail

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Five aboriginals guilty of illegal fishing

The Canadian Press
September 19, 2007

Kamloops — Five members of a native band who claimed they had an aboriginal right to fish have been found guilty of illegal fishing.

Provincial Court Judge Bill Blair has ruled the group didn’t have an aboriginal right to fish for sockeye salmon along the Fraser River near Lillooet, B.C.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.BCBRIEFS19-2/TPStory/National

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Applications sought by NH – Prince George Citizen

Applications sought by NH

(News) Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 04:00 PST
by Citizen staff

The seventh annual call is out by Northern Health for applications for aboriginal health initiatives projects to promote healthier lifestyles among First Nations people.

There is more than $1.1 million in available funding this year for ongoing work, including $410,000 earmarked for new projects.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109856&Itemid=159

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Ontario Suspends Caledonia Land Talks -Globe and Mail

SIX NATIONS
Ontario suspends Caledonia land talks

JAMES RUSK
September 19, 2007

To show its disgust with a violent demonstration at Caledonia in which a builder was beaten unconscious last week, the provincial government has temporarily pulled out of land-claims negotiations with the Six Nations.

“Ontario considers last week’s confrontation unacceptable,” the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs said in a statement yesterday announcing that government negotiators would not participate in this week’s scheduled meeting, but hope to resume negotiations soon.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070919.CALEDONIA19/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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